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How to start eating ‘clean’ without feeling overwhelmed

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I hear it again and again. Eating clean is complicated, time consuming, expensive and overwhelming to start. But I’m here to tell you that it is …

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Your guide to the best laptops under $700

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Most people still believe that you need to make a significant investment when buying a laptop. Not long ago, this was undoubtedly the case, as new …

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Why you should experience the wonder of winter camping

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When you first think of camping, you probably visualize hot summer days and slow walks down the local trails. If there’s a river or lake nearby, …

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10 home improvements that are totally worth it

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Home has always been where the heart is, but lately it has been where everything is. For many people, work, play, family time, and basically every …

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How to kick your harmful bad habits once and for all

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Contrary to what you might believe, a recent survey estimated that 70% of smokers actually want to quit smoking. Typically, those who smoke are viewed by …

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20 slick ways to score free Starbucks

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I love Starbucks. It is one of those small luxuries that enriches my life. Of course, as a money-conscious individual, I definitely love Starbucks “hacks” to get items …

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23 delicious breakfast recipes that are good for you, too

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A list of healthy breakfast ideas is a good thing to keep on hand because we don’t always have time to think things through in the …

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Air fryer recipes that aren’t actually terrible for your health

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Love your air fryer but not how unhealthy a lot of air fryer foods are? These clean eating air fryer recipes are fast, easy, and made …

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Can a ‘no-spend’ month really improve your finances?

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Want to change your money mindset? Try a no-spend month. A no-spend month is exactly what it sounds like. You pick a month and decide you …

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Trying to save for a new house? Here’s how to do it right

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The best golf video games of all time

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As far as games come, golf video games aren’t usually that well known. That being said, there are actually plenty of them worth checking out. In …

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The easy way to beat lifestyle inflation

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Lifestyle inflation can show up in your life in different ways and impact your financial life. As with most problems, we should recognize them before we …

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The 10 best personal finance books of 2021

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  Almost everything we know about money has changed over the last decade thanks to technology, policy and an unprecedented pandemic. To help you make sense …

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What hurts a home appraisal?

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  When it comes to what hurts a home appraisal, some of the main factors include updates that were needed but weren’t made, comparable properties, your …

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How to choose the right credit card for you

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  Choosing a credit card is an important financial decision, but knowing what you want and what you’re likely to qualify for can make it easier. While …

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What is Chainlink crypto? How to buy LINK coin

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  Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that provides information that certain smart contracts need to perform their designated functions. Smart contracts are blockchain-based, decentralized virtual agreements …

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32 ways to celebrate the holidays affordably

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The holiday season is a popular time for Americans to go all out with their spending. They shell out an average of $1,000 to $2,000 on …

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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge should be on your 2022 travel bucket list

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In a few short months, Walt Disney World is unveiling its most ambitious hotel venture yet. The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a two-night experience aboard the lavish …

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Tickle your brain with these wonderful word puzzles

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Do you get bored quickly or can’t hold your attention for very long? Are you looking for something to do that will keep you busy? If …

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Here’s how to stop fighting about money

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Fighting about money is one of the top causes of strife among couples, and one of the main reasons married couples land in divorce court. Married or not, …

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Strategies to lower your energy bill when working from home

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One of the obvious perks of working from home is the opportunity to cut some expenses. If you’re no longer commuting every day, cooking more instead …

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These meal subscription boxes are the best values

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  Cooking is one of life’s simple pleasures. Deciding what to eat, hauling groceries from the store, and figuring out how to smush them together into …

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The 10 best personal finance books of 2021

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Policygenius content follows strict guidelines for editorial accuracy and integrity. Learn about our editorial standards and how we make money. Almost everything we know about money has changed …

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24 great gifts for the bacon lover in your life

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Over 268 million Americans consumed bacon in 2020, according to market research company Statista — which means there are officially quite a few bacon fans across the …

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10 hidden costs of buying a home

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For many, the primary financial goal and symbol of upward mobility is homeownership. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, over two-thirds of Americans own …

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Many US consumers are ready to spend big, but not Boomers

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While the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people shop, U.S. shoppers appear willing to throw down some bucks — particularly for larger purchases — in …

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Is inflation making your savings account pointless?

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The consumer price index, a government measure of inflation, has gone up more than 6% in the 12-month period ending in October. That means everything is 6% more …

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The December Costco Coupon Book is here!

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The holidays are near, and the December 2021 Costco Ad is here. It’s like Christmas morning for Costco members! The monthly coupon book is filled with appliances, electronics, cookware, …

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Snow days are nearly here! What to do with your restless kids

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Snow days can be a lot of fun! Playing in the snow is always a blast, but when that activity runs out, then what?  When it …

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Great gifts for under $100

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Happy holidays! If you’re looking for something special for that special someone, I’ve found a broad range of gifts under $100 to suit every taste. From …

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The pros & cons of zero-interest credit cards

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Using a no-interest credit card can be a smart financial move if it’s judiciously used for brief periods of time. Paying the account balance in full …

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These cranberry Jell-O shots are perfect for your holiday parties

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Let’s face it: It’s been a rough year. As the holiday season approaches, some of us are struggling to get in the spirit and find much …

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Should you refinance your auto loan or trade in your car for a new one?

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Can you get auto loans after bankruptcy?

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States where homeowners are slammed with the highest property taxes

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How much you end up paying  in property taxes can vary significantly depending on a variety of factors — from how much your home is worth …

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28 cool dog toys for your favorite pup

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So, you just brought Fido home. No matter if Fido is a 5-pound Chihuahua or an 80-pound Doberman, your precious new furbaby is probably going to …

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19 classic family movies that you won’t hate

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When it comes to bonding with my son, few experiences have measured up to watching a great movie with him. If we both feel the same …

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7 common reverse mortgage scams to avoid

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What is NFT minting?

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You’ve probably heard of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs — and you may have heard that some of them are selling for big bucks. Still, NFTs are …

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Should you take out a personal loan to pay off credit cards?

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People talk all day long about their workouts, favorite apps and their love lives, but bring up the subject of money, especially credit card debt, and …

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Should you ever use your 401(k) to pay down debt?

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You have debt. But you’ve also got a stash of cash in your 401(k). If you’re feeling overwhelmed by high-interest credit card balances, a student loan, and/or …

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These ‘Grinch’ cupcakes are so cute they’ll make your heart grow 3 sizes

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The Grinch might not like Christmas, but Christmas sure loves him. The latest Grinch-themed hit at your holiday table could be these ultra-cute Grinch cupcakes. The recipe, by Tastemade, decorates regular-old vanilla cupcakes — dyed …

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This huge state has the most US fatalities due to drowsy drivers

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Drowsy-driving accidents killed 7,392 people between 2010 and 2018. The number of people killed nationally in these accidents has fallen by 8% since 2010, despite increases …

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How employers can help veterans become financially stable

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Though it’s historically been an under-leveraged segment of the workforce, savvy business leaders are increasingly recognizing the critical role that veteran talent can play in executing their talent …

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Here’s what do with all that leftover turkey!

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These recipes for turkey leftovers are varied, unique and definitely tasty! The truth is, I’ve done sort of a sad job of offering leftover turkey recipes …

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America’s absolute best tourist destinations

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The United States is a massive country with a vast array of cultures, ecosystems, and historical landmarks. With so much happening in such a large country, …

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Budgeting for a new dog

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Adopting a new dog can be one of life’s more memorable days. Whether the pup is a big fluff ball or tiny tail wagger, a dog …

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30 dog beds that are completely over the top

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Ah, dogs. Humans love their perfect little prince or princess pooch, but have you ever thought about buying them an actual throne? What about a mattress …

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Parents! Don’t miss these cash-back savings on holiday shopping

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Parents, we know how expensive the holiday season can be. If you’re struggling to shop for the kids, the cousins, the family, the teachers, the grandparents …

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6 simple ways to reduce your mortgage payment

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  It’s often said that your mortgage payment should be no more than 28% of your gross monthly pay. A really conservative take is that your …